Tequila Suicide is the 18th studio album from German heavy metal legends Sinner, a band whose career dates all the way back to 1982 and is still led to this day by bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner. In between his other acts Primal Fear and Voodoo Circle, Mat always seems to find time to crank out a new Sinner album, and on this latest AFM release he's joined by fellow Primal Fear mate Tom Naumann (guitar), Alexander Scholpp (guitar), Francesco Jovino (drums), plus guests stars that include Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Sascha Krebs, Kolinda Brozovic, Pete Lincoln, and Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear).
No real surprises here on Tequila Suicide, just good old fashioned hard rock & heavy metal like we've come to expect from this band for over 30 years. Sinner's gruff yet melodic vocals square up against a non stop assault of super crunchy metal riffs on fun tunes like "Road to Hell", "Dragons", "Why", and "Go Down Fighting", the band opting for more of a classic rock/metal vibe here than power metal, and it's even safe to say that there are more than a few Thin Lizzy references to be heard throughout the album. Tasty twin guitar harmonies are just around every corner, like on the hard rocking "Gypsy Rebels" and the bluesy title track, both Naumann and Scholpp putting in fine performances with their blend of riffs, solos, and screaming pinch harmonics. "Loud and Clear" is another head banging workout for the guitar duo, easily one of the heaviest tunes on the album and also featuring a potent vocal from Sinner.
One can safely say that Sinner have been quite a consistent band all these years, and while some albums might be more successful than others, Tequila Suicide is another in a fine line of quality releases from this hard hitting outfit.
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1. Go Down Fighting
2. Tequila Suicide
3. Road To Hell
5. Battle Hill
6. Sinner Blues
8. Gypsy Rebels
9. Loud & Clear
10. Dying On A Broken Heart